Contact Information

Vanguard University : 714.556.3610
Office of University Advancement: 714.996.5464
officevpua@vanguard.edu

Advancement Administration

Kelly Kannwischer
Vice President for University Advancement
President, Vanguard University Foundation
714.966.5451
kelly.kannwischer@vanguard.edu
Kelly is responsible for University Advancement and creating awareness, building relationships and generating support for Vanguard University. This is accomplished through deliberate efforts that incorporate strategic communications/marketing, alumni relations, community and government relations, development and resource planning and administration. Kelly oversees staff on the first floor of Smith Hall—including Development, University Relations and Marketing & Communications.
 IMG_6176_web Erin (Lawrence) Hulse ’08
Sr. Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement
714.966.5450
erin.lawrence@vanguard.edu
Erin provides administrative support to the Vice President of University Advancement and the Vanguard University Foundation. Erin is a Vanguard University alumna.

Development Team

 Justin McIntee 3 Justin McIntee ’98
Associate Vice President for Development and Campaign Management
714.966.5440
justin.mcintee@vanguard.edu
Justin provides leadership to the Development Team, including fundraising management and campaign direction. He works closely with volunteers, including the Foundation Board of Directors, to secure philanthropic support for the university. Justin is a Vanguard University alumnus.
 Erin McHenry Erin McHenry
Director of Annual Fund and Stewardship
714.966.5461
erin.mchenry@vanguard.edu
Erin directs stewardship for the university. She leads all Annual Fund direct mail, phone, and e-solicitation activities. She connects individuals, businesses and corporations to opportunities to further the mission of Vanguard through The Vanguard University Fund.
Brent Theobald ’11
Director of Veterans Affairs
714.966.5447
brent.theobald@vanguard.edu
Brent provides leadership in the Veterans Center, including recruiting students, cultivating donor support, and identifying new ways that Vanguard can better serve the veteran population. Brent is a veteran of the marine corps and a Vanguard University alumnus.
 
Lindsay Bodwell
Administrative Assistant | Office of Development
714.966.5458
lindsay.bodwell@vanguard.edu
Lindsay provides administrative support to the Development Office, specifically assisting capital campaign efforts. She manages donor communication, campaign tracking, and office management.[Lindsay is on leave until April 2014. Please contact Laura Raley at 714.966.5458 or laura.raley@vanguard.edu]
Sarah Jay
Advancement Services Manager
714.966.5442
sarah.jay@vanguard.edu
Sarah oversees the daily operation of the database, which tracks contributions and identities. She is responsible for data input/output, technology management, and generating financial and analytical reports. She supports the work of the Advancement team and alumni and serves as a liaison to the Office of Fiscal Management and Financial Aid.
Kristine Fray ’13
Database Recorder
714.966.5443
kristine.fray@vanguard.edu
Kristine supports the database through gift receiving and data entry, including updating contact information and generating donation receipts. She also maintains endowment records and the database filing system. Kristine is a Vanguard University alumna.

Alumni and University Relations Team

Joel Gackle M’10
Director of Alumni and University Relations
714.966.5462
joel.gackle@vanguard.edu
Joel is responsible for cultivating relationships with alumni, churches, and employers. His role is to connect members from both inside and outside the university to the mission of Vanguard. Joel is tasked with increasing involvement with the university, both in giving and participation. He supervises the management of the alumni online community, contributes to the Vanguard magazine, and manages Career Services. Joel is a Vanguard University alumnus.
Heather (Rachels) Clements ’02
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
714.966.5445
hclements@vanguard.edu
Heather works alongside Joel Gackle in cultivating relationships with alumni and increasing their involvement with the university. Heather is a Vanguard University alumna.
David Gable
Director of Church Relations

david.gable@vanguard.edu
David serves to strengthen the University’s connection with and service to local churches. David has previously served as an Assemblies of God pastor, Assistant Superintendent for the Southern California District, and adjunct professor at Vanguard.
Anita (Foster) Hann ’99
Church Relations Coordinator
714.966.5449
ahann@vanguard.edu
Anita supports the Church Relations by leading Vanguard’s presence at Youth Convention, Fine Arts, and through the district and general council meetings. She also serves churches that participate in the church scholarship program through communication, support, and stewardship. Anita is a Vanguard University alumna.
  Lauren (Rogers) Riddle ’09
Administrative Assistant | Office of University Relations
714.966.5464
lauren.riddle@vanguard.edu
Lauren provides administrative support to the Advancement and University Relations teams and welcomes visitors to the department as the front desk receptionist. Lauren is a Vanguard University alumna.

University Events Team

Juls Hernandez
Associate Director of University Events
714.966.5448
julie.hernandez@vanguard.edu
Juls provides leadership for the planning and marketing of university-wide events such as Christmas Fantasia, Celebration of the Arts, and Commencement. Juls also supports functions related to donor appreciation and the marketing of conferences, seminars, and lectures offered by the University.
Kelly Douglas ’13
Interim Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator
714.966.5464
kelly.douglas@vanguard.edu
Kelly provides administrative support to the University Events department.

Marketing and Communications Team

Erin Hales M’10
Director of Marketing and Communications
714.966.5452
erin.hales@vanguard.edu
Erin manages the development and production for all the marketing and communication activities that support and promote the University and its various departments and offices, including overseeing the development of all marketing materials and advertising. Erin helps guide the University and department projects from inception to completion, communicating with University staff, faculty, and administrators, and interfacing with vendors to ensure the deliverables of each project are on time, on budget, meet project goals, and adhere to University standards. Erin is a Vanguard University alumna.
Tawny Marcus
Associate Creative Director
714.966.5453
tmarcus@vanguard.edu
Tawny is responsible for the creative direction, graphic design and execution for all marketing materials for Vanguard University. Tawny implements the institutional design into electronic, print and other applications and manages and designs the creative product for a variety of marketing materials for each department all while adhering to University standards.[Tawny is on leave. Please contact Candice Co for assistance.]
IMG_6170_web Candice Co
Senior Graphic Designer
714.966.5463
candice.co@vanguard.edu
Candice provides graphic design support to the office of marketing and communications, and university projects.
 Mel Smith Mel Smith
Associate Director of Web Services and Development
714.966.5454
mel.smith@vanguard.edu
Mel maintains the university’s website and liaises with individual departments on content and new projects. He is responsible for the overall digital strategy of the University including web, mobile, social media, paid media, and digital communications.
Chelsea (Belardo) Galusky ’04
Social Media Specialist
714.966.5444
chelsea.galusky@vanguard.edu
Chelsea works in the Marketing & Communications office to use social and digital media to create, implement, and drive Vanguard University marketing campaigns. She collaborates with campus departments to strategically generate online activity and engagement, increase traffic, create e-newsletters, and foster an online community that exemplifies Vanguard’s brand. Chelsea also monitors the daily activity, customer service, and analytical data for all @VanguardU channels [social.vanguard.edu]
  Holly Clinard
Public Relations Specialist
marketingpr@vanguard.edu
Holly works with the Office of Marketing & Communications to fulfill the public relations needs of the University. Holly covers university and departmental events across campus, ensuring a smooth process of PR and media tasks.
 IMG_6183_web Susie DiLauria
Marketing and Communications Specialist
714.966.5465
susie.dilauria@vanguard.edu
Susie provides project management to the Marketing & Communications team, specifically assisting with public relations, scheduling, and communications.